I know many of you are already well under way on construction of this year's haunt. With that in mind, we've just posted a couple of brand new Halloween How-To tutorials I think you're going to really enjoy, especially the one giving away the secret (finally) to how to turn a Bucky...
Hey guys, I don't know if this guy is a forum member here or on the other forum but I found this awesome link! It's a tutorial with a video on how to make spider webs like they do for the Haunted Mansion and I have to say, it's really easy and looks awesome! Maybe you guys wanna give it a try...
Here are some Tim Burton style partial finials made from 3/4" wide steel strapping. I like using rigid materials but I'm sure you can make it out of craft foam and popsicle sticks...
Took about 5-10 minutes
Finial "in place" here
I cut 12" lengths (you can bend the strapping back and forth...
This is the way I distressed the lantern from Big Lots in their outdoor section.
How-To: Paint the lantern glass (after you beat it up of course)
Finished product here
Tools of the trade:
heavy chain (15' tow chain pictured)
5 gallon bucket
I had a request for a tutorial so here it is...
*** SEE BOTTOM OF TUTORIAL FOR A HUGE ADDED CREEP FACTOR ***
SKAustins Blaircrows - these are what I copied.
Tools you absolutely need:
Long rope (if you want to lasso the branch and pull it down)
Bare hands and...
Here is a 3-part video tutorial on applying foam latex prosthetics. It looks like I can't embed the videos on this page, so I will have to just post the links.
If anyone has questions or needs any clarification, feel free to ask!
I just posted my latest how-to video. This time it's a fake animal pelt made from sheets of packing foam, prop latex, spider webs and wood stain. Quick, easy and, most importantly, cheap! Enjoy!
I have gotten a number of people on this and other Halloween forums requesting that I assemble my Entrance Column notes and pictures into a full tutorial. So therefore I am caving under pressure and present to you said tutorial.
This was an experiment with at least 4 different ways to make a giant mushroom. I'll discuss some things I tried, what works and what doesn't.
The finished products are in this thread:
To make what I think worked best, you will need:
You can scarcely find an illustration of a witch's kitchen or wizard's sanctum without an anthropomorphic mandragora root. It's a necessity! But I don't think they sell them anywhere.
This is likely one of the easiest things you will ever make, but I am very satisfied with mine.
Last night I finished making a tutorial on "Corpse Hands" for the website http://instructables.com. I just found out that they made it one of their "featured" entries. How cool is that?!
And, yes, I will be making a...
If the realism of actual steel thumbscrews is out of price or practicality for you, here's a cheap and easy alternative that looks pretty realistic. You might be able to make it faster than I did.
You'll need just a few things that you might already have:
A 1/4 inch threaded bolt, about 3.5 -...
Probably the method I used for this prop is pretty obvious. Thanks Dave Lowe. And inspiration came also from all the Necronomicons out there (too many methods to link to).
But since I knew I'd be sewing parts of this up, I couldn't work directly on the existing cover of the book. By the way...